Enterprise ModellingEnterprise Integration Laboratory
University of Toronto
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Updated: 18 February 2002
In order to support enterprise integration, it is necessary that shareable representation of knowledge be available that minimizes ambiguity and maximizes understanding and precision in communication. Secondly, the creation of such a representation should eliminate much of the programming required to answer "simple" common sense questions about the enterprise.
The goal of the TOVE (TOronto Virtual Enterprise) project is to create a generic, reusable enterprise data model that has the following characteristics:
Our ontology spans: activities, state, causality, time, resources, inventory, order requirements, and parts. We have also axiomatised the definitions for portions of our knowledge of activity, state, time, and resources. The axioms are implemented in Prolog and provide for common-sense question answering via deductive query processing. Our future work focuses on the development of ontologies and axioms for quality, activity-based costing, and organization structures.
An overview of our Enterprise Modelling research can be found in: Fox, M.S., Gruninger, M., (1998), "Enterprise Modelling", AI Magazine, AAAI Press, Fall 1998, pp. 109-121..
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